Monday, May 30, 2011

Remembering what today is all about :):):):)

Hi everyone....

Today, we headed to the cemetery as we do every new season to change the flowers in Brian's twins graves (from his previous marriage), and to visit other friends that are buried there.... well, today also happens to be Memorial Day here in the US... and when we pulled up to the cemetery...we saw the most amazing sight....

Someone put up this huge flag in the middle of the cemetery... WOW! It was a beautiful sight to see.....

Just to give you an idea on how big this flag was....Brian is 6 feet tall....  (he is in the blue shirt)

And someone there was nice enough to take a picture of all of us together... 

And for those that have followed me for awhile... back in December we went to decorate the twins grave for Christmas... and their tree was gone ... we were happy today to see that the cemetery staff have replaced their tree :)

New flowers for the twins....

Brookie was having Daddy read the poem on this stone to her... 

I was really proud to see all the flags placed at the service men and women's graves today.....

Thanks for stopping by... I appreciate it! :):):):):):)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I have been told..... :):):)

by three different people that I look like the Millionaire Matchmaker TV host Patti Stanger :) .... hmmmm all I can say is... Can I have her ummmm assets too??? (And I am not talking about her $$$! lol!) :):):):):):):):)

Patti Stanger :) ......

Me :) ......
So what do you think??? :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And had a blast last night at my friend Krista's house for her overnight crop... gotta a lot of DT work completed for June and was able to make three layouts with some YUMMY "My Mind's Eye" that another friend brought with them for all of us to go through and take... yeah for sharing the love ..and I added some Prima flowers, SRM Stickers and Creative Charms  :):):):):):):):):):):)

And tomorrow is Memorial Day in the US... and I want to say a big thank you to all the vets out there that keep us safe on a daily basis... I, for one am forever grateful :):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Easter -- GDT for Want2Scrap :):):):):)

Hi everyone...

I wanted to share a layout I made for my GDT spot for Want2Scrap :):):):):) They were so generous with me, and I can not thank them enough for asking me to Guest Design for them this month :):):):):):):):)  I used Nikki Sivils Summer with Want2Scrap's bling and pearls on my layout :):):):):)

Nikki's Summer papers went soooooo well with Brookie's dress! :)

I have heard about peeps having blogger problems... luckily (knocking on wood! lol!) it hasn't affected me... thanks to everyone that stops by, even if you can't comment... I really appreciate it!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhh and before I forget.... I am going to an OVERNIGHT crop tonight at Krista's... so I won't be around tonight... but I will be back tomorrow to check what you all have been up too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Shoes make the outfit and Happy Birthday to my Mommy and GDT at Jingle Belles!! :):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Today I have a layout posted over on the Blue Moon blog and I thought I would share it here too! :):):):):):):):):):):):) (My layout will be live at 8am MST) :)

And its my Mom's Birthday!! Happy Birthday MOM!! I love you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
My Mom, Me and My Mother-In-Law on Mom's Day earlier this month :)

And today, I am also honored to be guest designing for Jingle Belles! :):):):):):):):) Their theme this time is "3 Wise Men" by using three different pattern papers! :):):):):) Since Nikki Sivils is sponsoring Jingle Belles this time, I used Nikki's North Pole Nights, Beatrice and Happy Holly Days (which is the prize for this challenge!) :):):):)

People have asked me about these alphas before...they are actually older from my stash, I believe they are Jolee's... and they are "Scrabble" tiles :):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

We {heart} vampires and Brookie's Graduation! :):):):)

Hi everyone :)

The latest sketch is up today at Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):)

Here is my take on the sketch :)

I used the May kit from for my layout :)

And here is our sketch this week :)

And yesterday was Brookie's Pre-School Graduation :):):):):):) Sad part is... she will be attending this ceremony AGAIN next year, as her Birthday is in October, and they don't allow early Kindergarten anymore in our area, so she won't be five in time for classes to start this Fall.  But, the good thing is, her teacher at Pre-School loves her, and is going to keep working with her this next year to get her even more prepared for Kindergarten :):):):):):):):):):) Here are photos from her ceremony :)

Coming into the ceremony :)

Singing her graduation song :)

Getting her diploma and her medal from her teacher :)

Brookie also got two special awards from her teacher for her achievements! :)

Brookie and the family :)

Brookie and Papa :)

Brookie and Me :)

Then we all went out to lunch and Brookie got a card from Nana and Papa :)

And today is my "Showcase on YOU!" post over on Nikki Sivils blog... make sure to stop by... some awesome creations from Nikki's fans today! :):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by.... I appreciate it :):):):):):):):):)